Canarina abyssinica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Canarina
C. abyssinica
Binomial name
Canarina abyssinica
Canarina abyssinica Engl.

Canarina abyssinica is a dull grey-green plant with fleshy rootstock and triangular, ovate leaves. Its pendulous, solitary flowers 5–6 cm long are orange-red with a five lobed calyx and a large corolla that is tubular or bell-shaped.


An uncommon species found in wet forests at altitudes of 1620–2130 m, especially in western and central Kenya; Arusha in Tanzania; Mbale in Uganda; also in Ethiopia and South Sudan.


Collins Guide to the Wildflowers of East Africa by Sir Michael Blundell, 1987. ISBN 0-00-219812-6